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  (XI) Obj. ID: 11019 Mous Khetâna ,, Tunis, 1942. // Unknown edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects


2 Name/Title Mous Khetâna | Unknown
3a Object Circumcision knife
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1942
6 Period Husseinite Dynasty under French Rule (1881-1956)
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Tunisia | Tunis
|
8 Community North African | Tunisian
|
9 Collection Israel | Sc_082
| 16
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 43-44
19 Remarks
20 Description

The circumcision knife comprises a handle and blade (see: Remarks: no. 2). The handle is decorated on both sides: the front is engraved by the owner in square Hebrew filled letters:

"ע"ה (עבד ה') משה בן יעקב חבאבו ס"ט (סופו טוב). מוהל כ' אדר (שנת) שבת (702 (5)) ." 

"Servant of the Lord, Moses son of Jacob Hababo, may he end well, Mohel (circumciser). The 20th of Adar, 5702 (9.3.1942)."

 

The opposite side is decorated with an engrailed pattern and a small Star of David. The name "Hai Levi" was added in small linear letters (see: Remarks: no. 3).  


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21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
Silver
Structure: cut
Decoration: engraved
Bonding: none
Inscription: engraved
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
Width: 14 mm
Length: 132 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
  1. The name was recorded by the ethnographer Paul Eudel (Eudel, Dictionnaire des Bijoux, 1906, p. 164; see also, Circumcision shield, Sc Sc.82(PC)-18.
  2. The shape of circumcision knives differs from place to place, and usually reflects the design of local knives used at mealtimes. The knife of both mohalim, Moses son of Jacob Hababo and Hai Levi, was designed as a simple knife and differs from the knives documented in Tunis in the beginning of the 20th century by the ethnographer Paul Eudel (Eudel, Dictionnaire des Bijoux, 1906, p. 164; fig. 1). The later resemble the shape of those used inLibya, designed as a pocket-knife (fig. 2). Natalia Berger claims that such pocket-knives were a tradition prevalent around the Ottoman Empire and Italy (Berger, "Instruments," 1997, pp. 39-40, fig. 11; Sabar, "Pregnancy", 2006, p. 66). Both designs are widespread inTunisiaandLibya, part of the same Ottoman environment.
  3. In North Africa (Tunisia, Libyaand Algeria) it was customary to inscribe the name of the mohel on the implements he used. Since two names are inscribed on our knife, it may be assumed that it was used by two different mohalim
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
Moses son of Jacob Hababo was trained by R. David Perez, who practiced his occupation as a mohel in Tunis at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Perez had several students, among them Makhluf Elbaz, whose circumcision implements were also documented, Sc.82(PC)-18.






40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
• Berger, Natalia. "Instruments for Circumcision-Ritual Objects or Surgical Tools?." In Rimonim (5, 1997). Ed. Sabar, Shalom, 29-42. Jerusalem: Society for Jewish Art. In Hebrew.
• Eudel, Paul. Dictionnaire des Bijoux de l'Afrique du Nord. Ernest Leroux, Éditeur, 1906. In French.
• Shalom, Sabar. "Pregnancy, Childbirth and Early Childhood." In The Life Cycle. Ed. Sabar Shalom, 14-91. Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institue for Study of Jewish Communities in the East, 2006. In Hebrew.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
11019
48 Temp: Addenda
OVRPO=ntl%3Atrue%2Cntl_localname%3Atrue%2Csubject%3A%2Csubject_detail%3A%2Cobject%3Atrue%2Cobject_detail%3A%2Cmaker_profession%3Atrue%2Cmaker_name%3Atrue%2Cmaker_detail%3Atrue%2Cdate%3Atrue%2Cperiod%3Atrue%2Cperiod_detail%3Atrue%2Cphotographer%3Atrue%2Cphoto_date%3Atrue%2Cphotographer_copyright%3Atrue%2Corigin%3Atrue%2Corigin_detail%3Atrue%2Cschool%3Atrue%2Cschool_detail%3Atrue%2Ccommunity%3Atrue%2Ccommunity_detail%3Atrue%2Ccollection%3Atrue%2Ccollection_detail%3Atrue%2Ccopyright%3Atrue%2Csite%3Atrue%2Csite_detail%3Atrue%2Clocation%3Atrue%2Clocation_detail%3Atrue%2Cdescription%3A%2C&

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Yemima Leben 04.85 49a
50 Researcher Ariella Amar 06.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Ariella Amar 06.11 53a
54 Editor Dvora Sax 10.11 54a
55 Donor 55a

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(XXII) ID: 104487 Mous Khetâna , , Tunis, 1942 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 104487 Mous Khetâna , , Tunis, 1942 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Mous Khetâna | Unknown
3a Object Circumcision knife
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1942
6 Period Husseinite Dynasty under French Rule (1881-1956)
7 Origin Tunisia | Tunis
|
8 Community North African | Tunisian
|
9 Collection Israel | Sc_082
| 16
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S046376
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
Silver
Structure: cut
Decoration: engraved
Bonding: none
Inscription: engraved
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
Width: 14 mm
Length: 132 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
  1. The name was recorded by the ethnographer Paul Eudel (Eudel, Dictionnaire des Bijoux, 1906, p. 164; see also, Circumcision shield, Sc Sc.82(PC)-18.
  2. The shape of circumcision knives differs from place to place, and usually reflects the design of local knives used at mealtimes. The knife of both mohalim, Moses son of Jacob Hababo and Hai Levi, was designed as a simple knife and differs from the knives documented in Tunis in the beginning of the 20th century by the ethnographer Paul Eudel (Eudel, Dictionnaire des Bijoux, 1906, p. 164; fig. 1). The later resemble the shape of those used inLibya, designed as a pocket-knife (fig. 2). Natalia Berger claims that such pocket-knives were a tradition prevalent around the Ottoman Empire and Italy (Berger, "Instruments," 1997, pp. 39-40, fig. 11; Sabar, "Pregnancy", 2006, p. 66). Both designs are widespread inTunisiaandLibya, part of the same Ottoman environment.
  3. In North Africa (Tunisia, Libyaand Algeria) it was customary to inscribe the name of the mohel on the implements he used. Since two names are inscribed on our knife, it may be assumed that it was used by two different mohalim
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
Moses son of Jacob Hababo was trained by R. David Perez, who practiced his occupation as a mohel in Tunis at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Perez had several students, among them Makhluf Elbaz, whose circumcision implements were also documented, Sc.82(PC)-18.






40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
• Berger, Natalia. "Instruments for Circumcision-Ritual Objects or Surgical Tools?." In Rimonim (5, 1997). Ed. Sabar, Shalom, 29-42. Jerusalem: Society for Jewish Art. In Hebrew.
• Eudel, Paul. Dictionnaire des Bijoux de l'Afrique du Nord. Ernest Leroux, Éditeur, 1906. In French.
• Shalom, Sabar. "Pregnancy, Childbirth and Early Childhood." In The Life Cycle. Ed. Sabar Shalom, 14-91. Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institue for Study of Jewish Communities in the East, 2006. In Hebrew.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
104487
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Yemima Leben 04.85 49a
50 Researcher Ariella Amar 06.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Ariella Amar 06.11 53a
54 Editor Dvora Sax 10.11 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 104488 Mous Khetâna , Field documentation, Tunis, 1942 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 104488 Mous Khetâna , Field documentation, Tunis, 1942 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Mous Khetâna | Unknown
3a Object Circumcision knife
3b Object Detail Field documentation
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1942
6 Period Husseinite Dynasty under French Rule (1881-1956)
7 Origin Tunisia | Tunis
|
8 Community North African | Tunisian
|
9 Collection Israel | Sc_082
| 16
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 43-44
19a Scan No. S110790
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
Silver
Structure: cut
Decoration: engraved
Bonding: none
Inscription: engraved
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
Width: 14 mm
Length: 132 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
  1. The name was recorded by the ethnographer Paul Eudel (Eudel, Dictionnaire des Bijoux, 1906, p. 164; see also, Circumcision shield, Sc Sc.82(PC)-18.
  2. The shape of circumcision knives differs from place to place, and usually reflects the design of local knives used at mealtimes. The knife of both mohalim, Moses son of Jacob Hababo and Hai Levi, was designed as a simple knife and differs from the knives documented in Tunis in the beginning of the 20th century by the ethnographer Paul Eudel (Eudel, Dictionnaire des Bijoux, 1906, p. 164; fig. 1). The later resemble the shape of those used inLibya, designed as a pocket-knife (fig. 2). Natalia Berger claims that such pocket-knives were a tradition prevalent around the Ottoman Empire and Italy (Berger, "Instruments," 1997, pp. 39-40, fig. 11; Sabar, "Pregnancy", 2006, p. 66). Both designs are widespread inTunisiaandLibya, part of the same Ottoman environment.
  3. In North Africa (Tunisia, Libyaand Algeria) it was customary to inscribe the name of the mohel on the implements he used. Since two names are inscribed on our knife, it may be assumed that it was used by two different mohalim
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
Moses son of Jacob Hababo was trained by R. David Perez, who practiced his occupation as a mohel in Tunis at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Perez had several students, among them Makhluf Elbaz, whose circumcision implements were also documented, Sc.82(PC)-18.






40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
• Berger, Natalia. "Instruments for Circumcision-Ritual Objects or Surgical Tools?." In Rimonim (5, 1997). Ed. Sabar, Shalom, 29-42. Jerusalem: Society for Jewish Art. In Hebrew.
• Eudel, Paul. Dictionnaire des Bijoux de l'Afrique du Nord. Ernest Leroux, Éditeur, 1906. In French.
• Shalom, Sabar. "Pregnancy, Childbirth and Early Childhood." In The Life Cycle. Ed. Sabar Shalom, 14-91. Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institue for Study of Jewish Communities in the East, 2006. In Hebrew.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
104488
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Yemima Leben 04.85 49a
50 Researcher Ariella Amar 06.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Ariella Amar 06.11 53a
54 Editor Dvora Sax 10.11 54a
55 Donor 55a